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It's not size, it's management

| Mar 8, 2006
In light of its Hurricane Katrina response, some say FEMA should be removed from the Department of Homeland Security. But commentator Robert Reich says how the parts of a whole are organized doesn't much matter -- in business or government.

Intifada Cafe

Hilary Krieger | Mar 8, 2006
Violence has flared up between Israelis and Palestinians this week, with bombings hurting business in some quarters of Jersalem. But fears gave a bump to business in another part of the city. Hilary Krieger reports.
Posted In: Canada

Right to Play

| Mar 8, 2006
The Winter Olympic torch may be extinguished, but enthusiasm for a nonprofit that became the unexpected poster child of the Games still burns bright. Melaina Spitzer has more from Turin, Italy.
Posted In: Canada

Now boarding: Extra charges

| Mar 8, 2006
Travel commentator Rudy Maxa blows the whistle on efforts by airlines to conceal the amount of fees and surcharges tacked onto airfares until just before purchase.

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Tess Vigeland | Mar 8, 2006
Would you be willing to sit through paid advertising to get video downloads for free? According to a new survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would. As Tess Vigeland reports, such sentiment could be a boon for Apple's video iPod.

Hedge fund disappearing act

Bob Moon | Mar 8, 2006
A hearing is scheduled today into allegations that an Atlanta-based hedge fund defrauded clients who invested hundreds of millions of dollars. But the lead defendant and the money are nowhere to be found. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Renewables bonanza

Sam Eaton | Mar 8, 2006
If oil prices stay high, sales of renewable energy could jump fourfold in the next decade to nearly $170 billion, according to newly released research. Sam Eaton reports.

The next tech wave

Janet Babin | Mar 8, 2006
You say you want a revolution . . . in technology. Well, you might not have to wait long. Thousands of tech visionaries gather in Germany today to introduce new breakthroughs in electronic gadgets. How about high definition TV on your cell phone? Janet Babin has more.

OPEC meeting

John Dimsdale | Mar 8, 2006
OPEC ministers gather in Vienna today to discuss future petroleum production. As John Dimsdale reports, the buzzwords at this meeting will be "political stability."

A Volunteer's Worth

| Mar 8, 2006
Time really is money. In an effort to evaluate the level of community support charities receive, a new calculation puts the value of a volunteer hour at $18.04. Hillary Wicai has more.